Booking photo for Jose Manuel Hidalgo-Valdovinos. (Photo: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN —A 19-year-old Logan man has been sentenced to jail for participating in a fight at Willow Park last October that sent a juvenile to the hospital with multiple stab wounds. Jose Manuel Hidalgo-Valdovinos was ordered to serve five months behind bars after a judge expressed frustration over the defendant’s criminal history.

Hidalgo was sentenced in 1st District Court Monday morning. He previously pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony; and possession of a firearm by a restricted person and riot, both class A misdemeanors.

Hidalgo was involved in the fight on the night of Oct. 6, near the Willow Park batting cages. Multiple witnesses saw the fight take place and called 911. Some even claimed to have heard gunshots, although those claims were never substantiated.

During the fight, the victim was stabbed at least five times. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to Logan Regional Hospital.

None of the participants ever said who stabbed the victim.

On Jan. 23, Hidalgo was arrested again after law enforcement found him in possession of 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine. He also had a gun.

During Monday’s sentencing, Judge Spencer Walsh noted that Hidalgo had been convicted of rioting three times, once while he was a juvenile. He said the defendant’s criminal history is very serious and needs to change.

Judge Walsh told Hidalgo, “You are playing with fire. This is beyond ridiculous.”

Hidalgo was sentenced to serve 150 days in jail and then be placed on probation for up to five years. He was also ordered to complete his GED, and have no weapons or gang affiliations.

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